Part of a thrilling two-part exhibition, the exhibition showcases two leading and widely-admired Chinese artists, Chen Yingjie and Huang Yulong. Chen has long been influenced by Chinese traditional culture, materialising the concepts of essence, qi and spirit, which audiences can appreciate through his animal paintings that convey the vigour of life and the force of nature. On the other hand, Huang translates his knowledge of and fascination with foreign culture into his sculptures – iconic faceless figures in hoodies for which he is widely-known.
Curated by Sovereign Art prize finalist, Gary Mok Wai Hong, the gallery is transformed into a vibrant hub with the buzzing energy of the streets. Both artists explore the raw colours of urban culture, harnessing motifs and imageries that are relevant and relatable. While Chen’s impressive paintings are suffused with explosive energy, Huang’s sculptures possess a nonchalance that exudes understated coolness.